Dhaka, Feb. 16 -- Bangladesh slips two notches down democracy ladder to 75th rank and is classified by the Economist as a "hybrid regime" among countries in the world.

The Economist Intelligence Unit published the Democracy Index 2023 where Bangladesh sees its score at a 5-year low.

The intelligence unit of the London-based magazine ranked a total of 165 independent states and two territories to get to the conclusion on their status in practice of democracy.

Scored on a 0-10 scale, the Democracy Index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism, functioning of government, political participation, political culture, and civil liberties.

Based on its scores on a range of indicators within these categories, each country ...